I really thought when my husband left the normal "Army life" I would be able to take a break. I'm not doing the same things, but am finding myself just as busy.
Since I have a football player again, I've been volunteering with the Athletic Booster Club. I'm having a great time doing it and am getting to know some wonderful local people, but it's one more thing! Nick and I have been doing this volunteer work together. We work the concession stand at the varsity football games (our boy is a JV player) Nick is on the grill and I'm slinging the burgers and dogs to the hungry crowd. We're having a blast.
We are also very busy with our friends/neighbors. It seems we are always finding reasons to get together. We have each other over for dinner or drinks, light up our firepits for s'mores and indulge in plenty of wine, beer and other adult beverages.
During the day when our men are at school, the girls and I find at least one day every week or so to have lunch, shop, have coffee or just hang out.
My family is still here and we are seeing as many sights as possible given the ailments of my aunt. She is having a hard time getting around but wants to see everything. Bless her heart, she just is having a hard time.
Saturday we took a drive down the coast to the southern tip of Rhode Island. We stopped along the way for a few photos and lunch.
From left to right: Nick, me, my mom, my aunt, and my dad.